They say behind every successful man, there is a woman. When Virat Kohli scored his landmark ton in the match against Pakistan, his girlfriend Anushka Sharma won praise on social media.
So, how did they meet? In the virtual world. According to a Guardian article that’s doing the rounds on social media, Dhawan found Ayesha Mukherjee , his wife now, on Harbhajan Singh’s Facebook friends’ list and decided to send her a ‘friend’s request.’
And, that’s how their love story started.
They got engaged in 2009, and married in 2012.
In an earlier interview, Dhawan had said that he met Ayesha on Facebook.
Mukherjee, of British-Bengali origin, is based out of Melbourne. She is a trained kickboxer and is quite a sports enthusiast, as these earlier pictures show.
Dhawan’s wife is 10 years elder to him and has two girls from a previous marriage. The couple now have a baby boy, Zoravar Dhawan.
Dhawan and his wife Ayesha share a deep passion for tattoos, although he has more tattoos than she does. The cricketer also has the name of his wife tattooed on his wrist.
When Shikhar Dhawan tells the ‘How I met your mother’ story to his children, he will possibly not add the statutory parental warning – don’t befriend strangers on Facebook!